Returning by popular demand is the Third Annual Taste of Africa. Plans are in place for Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM at the Midpointe Event Center. The Duniya Drum and Dance Team that performed at the Fall Opening the Doors dinner event will return to entertain
As the cold wind howls and the snow flies in Minnesota, RHCI board members Alice Karpeh and Carol Nelson are making the three day trans-Atlantic journey to the tropical country of Sierra Leone in West Africa. The trip involves car (to airport), airplane (with two or three layovers), ferry from Lungi
As Rural Health Care Initiative pauses to reflect on 2017 we are grateful for many things, including our many donors and the support they have shown. Because of our supporters and their encouragement, RHCI has made much progress this past year.
RHCI’s major Sierra Leone accomplishments in 2017
Good evening everyone, it’s an honor to bring you greetings from Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Sophia and I are happy to be back with you and we congratulate RHCI for your success creating an international community of public health practice to improve health care for the people of Sierra
Here’s a gallery of pictures from our Open the Doors Celebration in October. It features Duniya Drum and Dance and all the wonderful people who came out to support our work. It was a colorful and wonderful event to raise money so we could get the Birth Waiting
Here is a gallery of pictures from our work this fall in Tikonko Sierra Leone. The gallery includes pictures of the birth waiting home and new parents with their babies! Make sure to check back often as we’ll be adding more galleries featuring the people and the places
With Duniya Drum and Dance entertaining the crowd and getting everyone to dance, the Dinner Event was off to a lively start on October 29th at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. More than 220 RHCI supporters attended and the goal of raising $24,000 to operate the Birth Waiting
On a hot summer night in August 2017, more than 50 people gathered at Elsie’s Bowling in NE Minneapolis to have fun and bowl to support RHCI. With scores ranging from very low to quite respectably high, the bowlers were organized in teams and many wore costumes or
This post provides additional information from Dr. Gary Johnson regarding his experiences in Tikonko during his extended stay, living there in 2016-17. See his bio on the Our Team page.
While in Tikonko last year, Gary was able to follow the building of RHCI’s birth waiting home (BWH) from
At the July 8th RHCI Board meeting, long-time board member Sarah Cassell was voted in as the new chair, taking over from Carol Nelson who will now be the Executive Director.
Sarah has her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Augsburg University and Masters in Leadership and Management from Metropolitan